Flights from Hell: Top In-flight Offenders

Bad flight stories

What’s more annoying than armrest hogs, pungent seatmates and chatterers when it comes to in-flight aggravations? Hands down it’s rear seat kickers. That’s the verdict of a survey released this month on airline etiquette conducted by Expedia and GfK, an independent global market research company.

The second annual Airplane Etiquette Study asked 1,000 Americans to rank the most annoying on-board behaviors of fellow passengers. This year, “Rear Seat Kickers” came out on top, bypassing last year’s “Inattentive Parents” topper, which is now in second place, ahead of such etiquette violators as the “Aromatic Passenger,” the “Audio Insensitive,” the “Boozer,” and “Chatty Cathy.” Read more »

Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve: Pure Party

Las Vegas visitors

New Year’s in Las Vegas will be the best place to ring in the new year if being in the center of America’s party is the priority. Every year, Las Vegas puts on what is likely the largest pyrotechnic fireworks show in the world, and complements the fanfare with unparalleled nightclub parties, concerts by A-list performers and truly decadent culinary presentations from A-list chefs. New Year’s 2015 celebrations in Las Vegas promise to stick with tradition. Read more »

Condado Vanderbilt, Puerto Rico: New Debut at 95

New Hotel in Puerto Rico

 

 

 

If its walls could talk they would tell stories of kings, captains and movie stars through most of the last century as the Condado Vanderbilt in Old Juan, Puerto Rico edges toward 100. The grand hotel reopened this month as a buffed up version of those glory decades in a $200 million remake that has re-imagined its 319 guestrooms, including 108 suites, and preserved the nostalgia – although now infused with 21st century surprises. READ MORE …

Christmas at Sea: A Festive Time for Cruising

Christmas at Sea

The holidays are a busy time for cruise lines, which bring out the decorations, pageantry and Christmas cheer for passengers spending the season sailing the open seas. An estimated 46.3 million Americans will be on the move this Christmas and many of them will moving from port to port as the holidays commence. According to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA): Read more »

Christmas in Berlin: The Markets and The Magic

Christmas Market Europe berlin

Christmas in Berlin is a special time for visitors, especially with the city’s famous Christmas markets in full swing. Many of Berlin’s best attractions are within easy walking distance of the biggest Christmas markets. For the perfect Christmas trip to Berlin, here are the five top Christmas markets and what sights and attractions can be enjoyed nearby. Read more »

Adventure Travel: Kensington’s Trends for 2015

Valley of Kings

 

 

 

 

What’s trending in 2015 for those travelers who simply cannot get enough of wandering this earth? Kensington Tours polled its team of Destination Experts to see what’s on the horizon for seasoned nomads, globetrotters and adventure enthusiasts who want to make 2015 a banner year for travel adventures.

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Holiday Travel Packages to Sweeten the Season

Travel Packages Canada Culinary

Munching Your Way through Montreal

Montreal is a foodie town with amazing culinary cultures characterizing neighborhoods and regional traditions. Montréal en Lumière, in collaboration with Visites de Montréal is offering five itineraries for food discoveries, including Quebec’s local cheeses, Chocolate Montreal, and progressive dinners all taking place between February 19 and March 1. Read more »